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Geko Dive

Jalan Silayukti | Padang Bai, Padangbai, Bali 80872, Indonesia
+62 363 41516
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Padangbai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. It is the longest operating dive centre in Padang Bai. Geko Dive has been a PADI Resort since 1998, and is now a... more » Owner description: Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. It is the longest operating dive centre in Padang Bai. Geko Dive has been a PADI Resort since 1998, and is now a PADI 5 Star Resort and TecRec facility. We are fortunate to have one of Bali's best dive staff. Together, the Geko Dive Team can guide and teach in Balinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian and Japanese. All of our dive guides are excellent divers, with years of working experience on Bali's dive sites. At the same time, SCUBA remains a passion first and foremost. Diving with Geko Dive has always been fun and serene. To make sure that it stays this way, we are not planning to get any bigger than we already are. Dive factories and diving in large herds are not things that the Geko Dive Team enjoys. Diving should be a personal experience! We therefore keep dive groups small (4 max and often less), with similarly experienced divers together. We believe all our guests deserve the ultimate diving adventure with utmost enjoyment and safety. « less
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English first
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We found Geko Dive after seeing their boat while diving Tj Sari with another dive operator from Sanur. We decided that to dive the local Gilis (Biaha, Tepekong, and Mimpang) we should stick with locals that know the area as these sites can be tricky. We were not disappointed!! The folks that run this shop are great people and will... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had been diving for two time in the past and without corrective lenses, the undersea is not 100% beautiful. I choose this amazing dive center because they can provide me with corrective lenses and with it, undersea is 1000% beautiful !! The staff is very nice, booking and payment is very easy (you can pay by cash, bank transfer,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had read about Geko DIve on Scubaboard, and also read the reviews here on Tripadvisor. Geko definitely lives up to their reputation. I did 9 dives with them - some local to Padangbai, and some further afield. I think my favourite dives had to be at The Jetty in Padangbai though. The macro stuff you see there, along with... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

very good and friendly dive shop. The bosses here are so friendly and will answer you anything you can think of. They will accomodate you any situations and you're in very safe hands diving with Geko Dive. The divemasters are so friendly and they really took some special care to see that my friends are all comfortable and reassured that... More

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Had a really great experience diving with Geko. So often, dive shops seem to want you get you in, sign you up for whatever is most convenient for them, take your money and get you out. Not so with Geko -- they were happy to make custom itineraries and seemed genuinely invested in making sure every one of their guests... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We (young couple) went to Geko Dive to do our Open Water Certification. I have been diving some twenty years ago so I knew that the underwater world is really beautiful. But my wife was a little bit worried as she doesn't like boats and fish that much. But that all changed after the first dive! She is hooked and... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi Schorsch_lux, Thanks a lot for your great review. It looks like you had as a good a time diving with us as we did having you here! Hearing that your wife has now become a scuba addict despite her original doubts is also great for us to hear. The Geko Dive Team hopes that the two of you will... More

Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

You guys rock, from the moment you step through the front door you feel welcome, they are one massive family of all origins and they always treat you as one of them, you safety is paramount to them, and their dive skills are amazing, The dive sites in Padang Bai are vast and their is so much variety from Manta... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Damien, Cheers for the 5 star review! Let us first tell you that the Geko Dive Team thinks you rock too and that we do feel you are a great addition to our eclectic family. Having you dive here gets better every time. We much appreciate your contribution to the Padang Bai statue garden. We'll keep you updated on... More

Zürich
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

While staying in Padangbai, we went diving in Tulamben with Geko Dive. Cedric was very helpful and answered all our questions. We tried on all the equipment until we found suits an booties that really fit us. All the equipment was in very good shape. Diving at Tulemben was spectacular, and everything else about the trip (transfer, lunch...) was also... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear T_Zurich, Hope you are now feeling better. Thanks a lot for the great review. It's a pity you didn't make it to Manta Point in the end this time. I'm sure you will love diving there on your next visit. There is always next time! Safe diving! More

Susanville, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a 3 week scuba/ travel adventure. Geko Dive, in Padangbai, was the most perfect fit for us. Cedric helped me navigate and plan our trip. They booked our hotel, Puri Rai and arranged for pick up from the airport. The hotel was clean, safe and had AC that worked. We ended up not... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thanks a lot for your review. I see you are a prolific writer and I like that! The Geko Dive Team had a great time diving and socialising with you. So much laughter and joy was shared I can't help but smile just thinking back. When you contacted us and told us you were looking for a first... More

Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I spend a lot of time in this area and I rate Geko Dive as the best dive centre in Padangbai. Cedric, Olivia & James run a tight but friendly and welcoming organisation. Geko Dive has good equipment, excellent instruction and dive masters, along with helpful staff, good quality boats and excellent on-shore support facilities - including good food and... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear EHinOz, Yours is not just another 5 star review, it is a 5 star review from one of Tripadvisor's top contributors and from someone who knows Padang Bai inside out. Getting such reviews in is just cracking! Glad you felt welcomed during your stay. A friendly atmosphere is one of the things that matter most to the Geko Dive... More

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